Who Plays McWidow on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ – Hunky Irish Cormac Destined for Meredith?

On Grey’s Anatomy‘s mid-season finale, fans met McWidow AKA Cormac Hayes. But who plays this broody yet sexy Irishman. The actor’s name is Richard Flood. So, here’s all you need to know about Meredith Grey‘s (Ellen Pompeo) potential new love interest. Remember, Cormac was hand-picked by her BFF – so that’s a good sign, right?

Grey’s Anatomy: Meredith Grey and DeLuca on the Rocks – McWidow Cormac Hayes Steps In

On the last episode, Cormac Hayes showed up to rub Merideth Grey the wrong way. But as we know from many season of Grey’s Anatomy, many great romances start with friction. Plus, Meredith and Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) just hit a speedbump. It’s starting to dawn on him that Meredith might be out of his league and then, he notices her checking out McWidow.

Of course, DeLuca won’t have any difficulty finding new love at Grey-Sloan Memorial. He’s a hottie who speaks Italian. So, he’s set. And, although DeLuca has a somewhat messy family and backstory, he’s still pretty well adjusted. Meanwhile, Grey’s Anatomy introduced gorgeous Irish Cormac who might be as damaged as Meredith. And we’ll see more of it tonight.

When Cristina Yang Said She Sent a “Package” – She Meant It

All throughout the midseason finale of Grey’s Anatomy, Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) kept texting Meredith about the “package” she sent her. But, Merideth reiterated she didn’t get it. Except she did and boy what a package it was. Meredith Grey and rugged Cormac Hayes weren’t just oil and water. They’re more like chalk and cheese. But, Yang hand-selected Cormac for Meredith.

So, that bodes well. Although, it would be nice if we actually saw Cristina telling her bestie to give Cormac Hayes a try. Heck, we’d even settle for a video chat cameo from the divine Ms Oh at this point. And, Grey’s Anatomy loves Meredith Grey love trianges. First, it was DeLuca and Link (Chris Carmack).

Now, it could be Italy vs Ireland in the battle to see if Cormac wins Meredith. And if he wins, fans in a recent poll vote for smush name “Mermac”.

Who Is McWidow on Grey’s Anatomy – Take a Look at Richard Flood as Cormac Hayes

If that chiseled and grumpy Irish jawline looks familiar, it should. Because Cormac Hayes is played by Richard Flood. The Dublin native just wrapped a run on Shameless as Ford (i.e. a sexy carpenter). If you’re not a Showtime series watcher, you might not know his face. Before that, he did a stint on NBC’s Crossing Lines – plus some Euro dramas.

No doubt, it wasn’t instant chemistry between Meredith Grey and Cormac Hayes. But, it might be a slow burn while she figures things out with DeLuca. But the fate of MerLuca seems written on the wall once Cristina sent Meredith the hottie pediatrician. Watch tonight to see more of Meredith Grey rubbing shoulders with Cormac Hayes – and watch for sparks on ABC tonight.

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